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cover of area & population density CUNY math packet

Have you been looking for high-quality, conceptual math curriculum units that were designed with remote learners in mind? The City University of New York (CUNY) has developed remote learning packets for adult education students on different math topics. This webinar will introduce you to one of the packets, Density: Area and Population Density, in more detail and give examples of how you can use this packet to structure a unit of remote math instruction.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Pre-ASE and ASE teachers at all levels of math ability and comfort

In this 90-minute webinar, we will discuss strategies for using the CUNY Fast Track GRASP remote teaching packets to structure math instruction with both asynchronous and synchronous components. We will also dive more deeply into one of the packets, Density: Area and Population Density (Part 1), and look at specific activities and concepts that can be taught during synchronous instruction to improve student learning. You will also have the opportunity to view video clips of two of the activities in a remote class.

The math content in this packet is appropriate for learners at the intermediate level, approximately GLE 4–8 (CCRSAE Math levels C and D). The materials are designed to give learners the opportunity to explore the math concepts involved and apply them to real-life situations (similar to the design of the CALM curriculum). Because they contain explanatory text, students should also have an intermediate to advanced level of reading.

All the CUNY Fast Track GRASP Math Packets are available online at

Please note: About one week before the event, registrants will receive a separate email from from the SABES Math Team at TERC with instructions on how to access the Zoom session. 

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Become familiar with the CUNY Fast Track GRASP Math Packets as a resource
  • Consider how to structure synchronous vs. asynchronous instruction while teaching the Area and Population Density packet
  • Explore strategies for highlighting challenging math concepts in synchronous instruction, including ratios and large numbers
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United States

PD Center
SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Digital Literacy
Distance Learning
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
Learning Disabilities
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
Social Studies